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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
your life better. if he can do that, all right, and put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this, what do you think of the expectations game going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other by complimenting each other's debating prowess? is this absurd or does it matter? >> like a football game, those people, play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. you know that. >> let's talk about the book, "killing kennedy," a natural follow to "killing lincoln," and how did you feel about president kennedy and did that change over the course of the book? >> i was at chaminade high school over in long island and people don't know who john kennedy was. that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy," you'll know who the man is, both good and bad. we don't hold anything back. you'll know everything about him. and number two, they don't really know how he was killed, and we got access to the fbi agent who was assigned to lorna oswald. we know everything he did from the time he met marina in russia until the time he pulled the trigger. this is
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
right, and then he can put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this. what do you think of the expectations games going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other complimenting the other's debasing prowess? >> it's like a football game. you know those people, you know. it's play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. >> let's talk about the book, "killing knennedy." how do you feel about president kennedy and did that change? >> you know, kennedy died i was 13 and i opened the book where i was, i was at high school out on long island and came over the loud speaker and everybody alive then knows where they were. but people don't know whoion kennedy was. and that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy" you'll know both good and bad. we don't hold back. you'll know everything. two, they don't know how he was killed. and we got access to the fbi agent who was assigned to marina oswald. we know everything he did. this is all new information. i think people are going to be stunned when they read it. it snaps your head back. >> you don't get
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
vilified ref is telling "inside edition." >> your son blew that call. what do you say in his defense? >> there is a man with a rocket launcher on the corner. >> terror hoax outrage. the teen who dressed like a terrorist with a fake rocket launcher. >> then she was picked on for her big ears. she was mocked for the mole on her face. >> people tease me. >> bullied kids. >> ready to go? >> going under the knife just to feel good about themselves. the life changing surgery. >>> hello, everybody. thank you for joining us. singer katie perry got some shocking news today. her former boyfriend is dead. he killed himself after murdering his land lady and her cat. jim moret has more on the tragedy and look at how katie is handling the news. >>> reporter: katie perry's ex-boyfriend savagely murdered his land lady and killed himself. 28-year-old actor johnny lewis beat the elderly woman to death in her home in los angeles during a drug fueled rampage. this is the house in the upscale neighborhood where the bizarre murder/suicide occurred. police say katie perry's ex-boyfriend showed super human
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
of devastating job losses if leemg defense spending cuts go through. >> the impact will be immediate and significant right here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> with you if i can sit down with you, in your living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are now weighing in with more than half the country, 30 states in all, already having started to cast their ballot. and you really can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go-round. in 2008 it was nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast their ballots before election day. this year that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%, and today when michelle obama goes out to the university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, but it's not just a speech, she is also be asking the supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling pl
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
economic numbers, warned an american legion audience of devastating job losses if moves for defense spending cuts goes through. >> impacts will be immediate and significant in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> if i could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, here is what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are weighing in. 30 states in all are casting ballots. you can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go around. in 2008, it would nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast ballots before election day. this year, that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%. today, when michelle obama goes out to university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, not just a speech, she will be asking supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place a few steps away. >> all right, peter alexander, than
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
defense news. muradian. the navy just commissioned its third littoral combat ship. we'll get an update on the controversial 55-ship program. >> plus, helping veterans get better jobs. a new plan from the u.s. chamber of commerce. but first, an exclusive interview with the chief of u.s. air force. space command general william shelton. few commanders are more operationally integral to all arms of u.s. warfighting than the air force space command that develops, launches, and operates the constellations of satellites and ground systems that make possible critical global services from gps, reconnaissance, missile warning, weather communications, or tracking orbiting spacecraft and debris. but developing satellites, launching them, and operating them for long periods of time is expensive business at a time when demand for space-based assets for everything from reconnaissance, surveillance communications, and moving massive amounts of data is soaring. so shelton is leading efforts to cut costs by increasingly leaning on commercial space suppliers. we caught up with general shelton at the air
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
sox. top of the fourth inning manny machado makes a great defensive play, turning a double play to get the o's out of the inning. then the 20-year-old breaks a tie with the seventh home run of the year. that's where the score would stay. o's win, tying them for first place in the east with the yankees. final home game of the regular season later today. baltimore city police continue their investigation into what caused a man to die after being taken into police custody. family and friends gathered for the funeral of anthony anderson saturday afternoon at the march funeral home on north avenue. anderson died while being arrested for drug possession in east bill street. his family says police assaulted him, but police will only say the circumstances of the case remain under investigation. supporters say his death highlights issues of police brutality in the city. >> we're tired of the double standard where citizen, if they commit crime, quite frankly, then they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. it appears that the law does not apply to police officers. we want them to
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
mood swings. first act of defense, you say exercising at least 30 minutes a day. why and how much? >> it doesn't have to be strenuous. it literally can be obviously you can hit the gym. but do yoga or meditation or put your child in a stroller and just walk. and that's because exercise -- >> mm-hmm. >> lets out feel-good hormones and put you in a better mind set. it needs to be like a prescription. the second thing, you want to eat fatty fish like salmon and sardines at least three times a week. >> you've got an example of some things you can eat. >> i got a little creative over here. salmon sushi, or you can put salmon in a pasta with vegetables. and the reason i'm picking salmon is because it has the type of omega 3 fat called epa. when we look at the research, that tends to be linked to better brain health. and boosting your mood a little bit, more so than the type of omega 3 and things like walnuts and flak seeds. whenever you can, go for the fish. >> how about supplements? >> two supplements that are definitely worth considering, st. john's aid, but they definitely have medic
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> unsportsman like conduct defense. >> reporter: although it wasn't captured on camera, ravens head coach harbaugh is reportedly being investigated for bumping a ref after he tried to get a time-out in the fourth quarter. harbaugh got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, sparking an angry chant in the stands. >> that's the loudest manure chant i've ever heard. >> what's happening is certain types of penalties aren't being called and it's causing players to get frustrated and coaches to get frustrated. this is an emotional game, and it starts to spill over. >> reporter: the chaos led the players association to write a letter to nfl owners that didn't mince its words. your decision of lock out officials with more than 1,500 years of collective nfl experience has led to a deterioration of order, safety and integrity. the nfl says the sticking point with the officials union is over how to improve officiating, but nbc's peter king reports that they are hung up over $3.3 million in pensions, a drop in the bucket when you consider the nfl pulls in $9.3 billion last year alone. as for the two coa
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
sexual assault. but according to the department of defense, that's only a tiny representation of the real number. which is closer to 19,000. because many victims don't come forward afraid their careers might suffer and knowing how hard it is to get justice. >> we have a moral duty. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says since taking over last year, he's made this issue a top priority. starting with better prosecution of those who commit these crimes. >> and what do you think of the prosecution rates? just last year only 240 cases were prosecuted of the more than 3,000 or so that were actually reported. >> yeah, it's an outrage that we aren't prosecuting. >> are rapists getting away with rape? >> look, these are tough cases, let's understand. as a lawyer, i look and know how tough these cases are sometimes. but, the fact is we can do this. we need to improve the investigations. and we need to ensure that we have prosecutors who are willing to bring these cases to court and make sure that these people don't get away. >> reporter: but that resolve is being tested right now with
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
years in the corps when i retire, i know our defense is well taken care of. good job, sweetheart. excuse me, soldier. >> what do you say, victoria? >> i just want to say that i am so proud of my dad and i'm so proud of myself and that i made it and i'm here to serve and i'm just so proud. >> well, we're all proud of you. i'm going to get choked up here, too. thanks so much for your service and yours as well and you let her join the army. marine. >> hey, what's wrong with the army? all right. all right. >> victoria, congratulations and lieutenant colonel, thanks so much. thanks to all of you for being here and for what you do. we're all proud of you. a quick program note before we say good-bye. nbc news special coverage called "at the brink" continues tonight on "nbc nightly news," some of the most dangerous conflicts around the world and what's at stake for americans here at home. >> all right, lester, please, get home safely. great work over there. we'll see you when you do. have a great day, everyone. bye-bye.
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
convictions thrown out because she tampered with the evidence. >> i think the defense lawyer interviewed in this case was right, which is some miscarriages of justice will be righted here. some innocent people get out of jail. a whole lot of people are going to get out of jail, too. >> do we have any sense of why she did this? she hasn't been clear on that. she said she just wanted to be the best worker possible. i think we all understand, if you're going to be the best worker possible, you're not faking results. i think there may be a kind of a sub text here which is -- this could all be cbs's fault -- in the world of csi, the programs we broadcast, it has taken the work of the crime lab which used to be a fairly dull, civil service, going through the motions job, and glamorized it into this really cool profession that has drawn a lot of people who wanted to be associated with it. kind of the new genre of police heroes. here is a woman who wasn't really qualified, overstated her qualifications and wanted to be the hero of the police lab. i think a lot of this is she wanted to be really
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
age post-taliban, is that in itself the best defense of the taliban coming back into power, folks who would stand firm? >> maybe not. the taliban is an armed group. these schoolgirls are not going to fight against the taliban. they are all very worried about what is going to happen in this country. and we've spoken to politicians, political analysts, and they think after these troops leave that there could be a civil war in this country, and many afghans now don't remember 9/11. they just remember ten years of war. and they're asking themselves why? why did this happen? why did we have to have all of this war for ten years? >> 300,000 afghan troops, local police, national police have been trained. the strategy to get these folks home is to turn it over to afghan troops. questions about readiness and supplies and that sort of thing. but are they fighting an enemy who has an organization -- are the taliban fragmented? are they the fighting force that they used to be? >> there are many groups. we all call them the taliban. there's different groups that fall under the umbrella of the tali
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
right, and put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this, what do you think of the expectations game going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other by complimenting each other's debating prowess? is this absurd or does it matter? >> like a football game, those people, play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. you know that. >> let's talk about the book, "killing kennedy," a natural follow to "killing lincoln," and how did you feel about president kennedy and did that change over the course of the book? >> i was at chaminade high school over in long island and people don't know who john kennedy was. that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy," you'll know who the man is, both good and bad. we don't hold anything back. you'll know everything about him. and number two, they don't really know how he was killed, and we got access to the fbi agent who was assigned to lorna oswald. we know everything he did from the time he met marina in russia until the time he pulled the trigger. this is all new information. i think people will
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
prostitution. definitely not a win for the prosecution. >> criminal defense attorney alison triessl said that the case came down to one piece of crucial evidence, her alleged client list. otherwise known as the little black book. >> it seemed that the big win for the prosecution was this black book that was talked about, possibly involving names of politicians and financiers. every high-powered new york people. but, at the end of the day, they never got their hands on that black book. >> but she's not out of the woods yet. she warned gristina she could face deportation. >> she's worried about being deported. let's face it, she has a green card, she's been here 27 years. she'll take whatever legal steps needed to avoid that. >> the judge in this case said yesterday that gristina will be sentenced november 20th. very interesting how this case has developed over time. >> absolutely. fascinating. >>> straight ahead -- behind the scenes of jessica biel's new romantic comedy, in a wedding dress before she says i do to justin timberlake. >>> then, i'm on the "csi" set with ted danson. >>> plus,
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. he put barack obama on the defensive, or he should be, given his horrific record on the economy and on national security. i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see more people optimistic about the economy. you see the president's poll numbers improving with regard to handling the economy. yet you still believe he's quite vulnerable. the polls are tightening. why and where? >> look, i think fundamentally the american public realize that barack obama has failed in his transformation of america. he came in, you know, with very lofty goals and saying that he was going to do all these things. he hasn't done any of them. the economy is in worse shape, the unemployment rate is in worse shape. national securitywise we're much more vulnerable. things are falling apart around the world in very key areas of the world, particularly
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
-taliban, is that in itself the best defense of the taliban coming back into power, folks who would stand firm? >> maybe not. the taliban is an armed group. these schoolgirls are not going to fight against the taliban. they are all very worried about what is going to happen in this country. and we've spoken to politicians, political analysts, and they think after these troops leave that there could be a civil war in this country, and many afghans now don't remember 9/11. they just remember ten years of war. and they're asking themselves why? why did this happen? why did we have to have all of this war for ten years? >> 300,000 afghan troops, local police, national police have been trained. the strategy to get these folks home is to turn it over to afghan troops. questions about readiness and supplies and that sort of thing. but are they fighting an enemy who has an organization -- are the taliban fragmented? are they the fighting force that they used to be? >> there are many groups. we all call them the taliban. there's different groups that fall under the umbrella of the taliban. right n
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
department of defense, that's only a tiny representation of the real number. which is closer to 19,000. because many victims don't come forward afraid their careers might suffer and knowing how hard it is to get justice. >> we have a moral duty. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says since taking over last year, he's made this issue a top priority. starting with better prosecution of those who commit these crimes. >> and what do you think of the prosecution rates? just last year only 240 cases were prosecuted of the more than 3,000 or so that were actually reported. >> yeah, it's an outrage that we aren't prosecuting. >> are rapists getting away with rape? >> look, these are tough cases, let's understand. as a lawyer, i look and know how tough these cases are sometimes. but, the fact is we can do this. we need to improve the investigations. and we need to ensure that we have prosecutors who are willing to bring these cases to court and make sure that these people don't get away. >> reporter: but that resolve is being tested right now with the latest scandal rocking the air
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
defensive given his horrific record on the economy and on national security, and i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see more people optimistic about the economy. you see the president's poll numbers improving with regard to handling the economy. yet you still believe he's quite vulnerable. the polls are tightening. why and where? >> look, i think fundamentally the american public realize that barack obama has failed in his transformation of america. he came in, you know, with very lofty goals and saying that he was going to do all these things. he hasn't done any of them. the economy is in worse shape, the unemployment rate is in worse shape. national security-wise we're much more vulnerable. things are falling apart around the world in very key areas of the world, particularly with the middle east and with our ally isra
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
penalty flags were thrown. >> conduct, defense on the bench. >> although it wasn't captured on camera, ravens head coach harbaugh is reportedly being investigated for bumping a ref after he tried to get a time-out in the fourth quarter. harbaugh got flagged for unsportsman-like conduct, sparking an angry chant in the stands. >> it's the lavish chant i've ever heard. >> certain types of penalties aren't being called, causing players to get frustrated. causing coaches to get frustrated. it's an emotional game and it starts to spill over. >> the chaos led the players association to write a letter to the owners. your decision to lock out officials with more than 1500 years of collective nfl experience has led to a deterioration of order, safety and integrity. the nfl says they disagree with the officials' union, over how to improve officiating. but nbc's peter king reports thats nfl is refusing to give refs the $3.3 million more they want for their pensions. something else to consider, last year the nfl football pulled in $9.3 billion. as for belichick and harbaugh, they're still in an in
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
put barack obama on the defensive given his horrific record on the economy and on national security, and i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see more people optimistic about the economy. you see the president's poll numbers improving with regard to handling the economy. yet you still believe he's quite vulnerable. the polls are tightening. why and where? >> look, i think fundamentally the american public realize that barack obama has failed in his transformation of america. he came in, you know, with very lofty goals and saying that he was going to do all these things. he hasn't done any of them. the economy is in worse shape, the unemployment rate is in worse shape. national security-wise we're much more vulnerable. things are falling apart around the world in very key areas of the world, particularly with the middle eas
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
the dallas cowboys offense was no match for the chicago defense. dallas quarterback tony romo threw five interceptions, two were returned for touchdowns. first in the second quarter on a pass intended for dez bryant. that's picked by charles tillman and returned for 6 and again in the third just after dallas forced a chicago fumble, romo gives the ball right back to lance briggs who returns it 74 yards for the touchdown. bears won it 34-18. >>> all right. on to baseball, the yankees crushed the red sox 10-2. four yankee homers including a two-run bomb by returning first baseman mark teixeira capped off a nine-run second inning. and with an orioles loss to the rays, the yanks took a one-game lead in the a.l. east. >>> in kansas city detroit's miguel cabrera had four hits including a homer during a five-run sixth inning to help the tigers beat the royals 6-3 and claim the a.l. central title. >>> and, finally, that's the spirit, despite losing to the phillies last night, the nationals still had reason to celebrate after a loss by the second place atlanta braves secured the club's first
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
tigers pounce, the yanks extend their lead and a top defensive back is out for the season. plus, one very controversial kaurl could be the last straw for football's replacement revs. your early morning headlines are coming up. >>> that may have been the worst call ever. your early morning forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." >>> and in sports, a truly bizarre twist in the final play of monday night's match-up between seattle and green bay fell in the seahawks favor. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. right off the top, you make the call. wrapping up a wild weekend in the nfl. here's the final play of last night's green bay/seattle game. seahawks down 12-7. seattle last chance. if they score a touchdown, they win the game. it appeared the packers jennings came down with it. the seahawks golden tate was there and tried to wrestle the ball away. the officials all over it. one signaled touchdown, the other signaled stop the clock. you make the call,
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta says there's no doubt the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was the act of terrorists. >> the reason i think pretty clearly it was a prift attack, is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the investigation. >> originally the administration said the attack was lmpged to protests over an anti-islam movie that escalated. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. >>> the man who produced that movie is behind bars this morning. nakoula basseley nakoula will remain in custody until another hearing is scheduled. his movie sparked protests across the middle east. today in pakistan, more demonstrations are expected. security has been heightened around government buildings and diplomatic quarters. >>> four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sign-making business. the gunman then took his own life. that gunfire was first reported late yesterday afternoon. police swarmed
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
challenge to the defense of marriage act which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions. 83-year-old edith windsor filed a lawsuit over a $363,000 federal tax bill she received after the woman she married died in 2009. windsor would have been exempt from the taxes if she had been married to a man. >>> nasa will hold a conference call to present findings from the curiosity rover's mission to mars' gail crater. >>> and happy birthday to actress gwyneth paltrow. she turns 40 years old today. >>> all day long, you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. meet a man who's become an internet sensation after posting a series of photo-shopped pictures of him and his daughter that he calls "world's best father." >>> and actress and former talk show host alana stewart shares stories from her new memoire "rear view mirror." >>> and now keep it on this channel
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> reporter: the defense of marriage act signed by president bill clinton is also facing numerous challenges. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different-sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the document as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. francis coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in maine a group of strangers spring into action when an elderly woman drove her car into the portland harbor. the ban of good samaritans pulled the 84-year-old out of her car mo
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax, like many soldiers. >> and a see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction. >> reporter: amid the cheering veterans at the romney rally was d
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
decades the ravens have had one of the best defenses in the league and here is why. kerry williams picked off brandon weeden 63 yards the other way. baltimore went on to win it 23-16. >>> doesn't look good for the nhl. the players have been locked out for 13 days, and yesterday the league canceled the entire preseason. there is a glimmer of hope. the two sides will meet today in new york. t white sox are in the middle of a late september collapse. longoria belted one, the rays won it 3-2. chicago's loss is detroit's gain. the tigers are up two games in the central. jumped to a 4-0 lead against the royals. doug fister struck out a nine straight. tigers held on to win it 5-4. >>> finally the mets r.a. dickey picked up his 20th win of the year. travis schneider scaled the fence like spiderman and made the grab. that's not only the catch of the day, that is the catch of the year. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>> a reality star defended the nail polish that costs more than some homes. your early morning entertainment headlines
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
the armed services. we need to have a strong economy and national defense. but the last thing we need to be doing is having these devastating cuts to our military readiness and that's what has to happen is stop these devastating cuts, come up with the cuts that have the right priority and make sure the men and women protecting our safety and our freedoms here have the best armments, the best equipment and making sure we get those good paying jobs and technology and defense here in virginia and not use then am a pon to raise taxes. >> no one's talking about using the military or veterans as pons, i mean, i haven't heard that stated except george kind of throw in that charge at me and that's the kind of charge that you ought to be more careful about. i take second to no one in appreciating the service of our folks in active service and in our military i was governor in the middle o two wars. our virginia guards people, 1,500 of them deployed. i went to the deployments and the wakes in afghanistan and i celebrate the fact that all units are home. we have to get to a resolve issue and i'v
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
acting as the world's policeman. i do believe in a strong national defense, but the optimum word is defense, not offense. we do not have the money to continue the wars. our money could be more wisely spent here at home. >> todd akin. >> it is important to have a foreign policy to start with. you have to have some basic principles, the guidelines. that needs to an acute -- include iraq, afghanistan, a whole lot of other countries as well. the problem is we have not had that. what it seems like the vacillating policies we have almost punished our friends and helped our enemies. we decided to turn our backs on two of our allies, the czech republic and poland. we had plans to build missile defense. we gave that is a concession to russia. how much has russia helped us with iran? how much has russia helped us with the situation in afghanistan? giving special attention to chavez and turning our back on netanyahu when he wanted to meet with the president, the sending of mixed signals is very destructive to foreign policy. in the case of egypt, for instance, we talked a little bit about that
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
romney on the defensive? >> i don't think so. >> can romney put obama on the defensive? >> he'll have to. >> both could put the other on the defensive. >> who is going to fight for that and proceed as though it doesn't exist? >> no, no, no, they will both fight for that. the whole point is now, whoever two-thirds of the country think the economy is headed in the wrong discretion. there is a huge 23%, 23 million people are out of work. people have lost 40% of the net worth and 40% of the income. >> and they are more optimistic about the president all of a sudden. >> maybe, it all depends on which way you look at the polls. >>> when we come back, mahmoud versus b. b. >>> issue two, mahmoud versus bb. >> the policies of the world's main centers of power are based on the principle of domination and the conquering of others. these centers only seek supremacy and are not in favor of peace and definitely not at the service of their nations. continued threats by the unsievelized designennists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bit of reality. >> i
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
about a country where there has been no military or defense or no civilian oversight. and the chief of staff is doing an excellent job at the moment in terms of asserting authority given the limitation of the army. but at the same time there's no effective civilian way for that the. very quickly the issue of military. that's the biggest problem. we have people who have no experience. and the affairs they are assigned to. with the min stir of defense it has beened because he is [inaudible] he became a defense minister. you have the military itself. is the middle of the bureaucrats who don't like to get anything done at any level. so anything comes from the top anything coming from the bottom up so you have and we had a long conversation on -- [inaudible] , you know, ambassador stephens he was complaining we were [inaudible] but the libyans are not taking and nay don't know how to incorporate the help they ask for and we are offering. and so the question was what can be done? you have to develop channels. i think task forces that deal with specific things that go around the bypass the bu
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
you didn't do with it so much and now they minister of defense, chief of intelligence. they are new. and to create that relationship, and at the same time create a separation with civilians, military several roles in society which is modern society, it's tricky. we have to do it a lot in the countries that were coming from the soviet union. and that was a transition that we organized that will. and we have countries, mine for instance, came from a military dictatorship and we organized it. we had a spirit of how to handle that. and that is something that not many people have experienced, but i figure europeans and americans do have, and we should be more, trying to work in that direction. >> as the cold war was any there was a big meeting and all of the congress in vienna, i don't know if you recall this. we had all of the senior military leaders from every european country, even included the vatican was represented there, and i was the first speaker, my russian colleague was across the hall from me. and i said, i'm chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, armed forces of the united s
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
else you would like to tell us that the defense committee would be helpful if we knew? >> all i would say is, you know, coming out from it in sitting here, back in london and not having access to all the things come you are driven by a perception of what is going on by the media. and i do think we are going to have some pretty difficult times ahead, that there's going to be corruption scandals and all of that, but i don't see anything that i've seen in the last year sufficiently bad to derail this strategy. and i do think we've got the right policy in terms of the time to go. we could come out earlier. he could come out earlier and in greece the risk. the corollary of that ip is listed under would be more likely. i don't think that's true. i think there comes a point where you've outlived your usefulness and coming out in an orderly a fashion by the end of 2014 will tip the balance. i think the taliban will find it difficult to sustain an insurgent the against the people when we remove their excuse they are fighting and that will tip the balance. so however difficult it is, it is impo
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
people dead, injuring 58 others. defense attorneys say the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, is mentally ill and may plead not guilty by reason of insanity. >>> a lawsuit will be filed in san francisco federal court this morning on behalf of more than 20 u.s. veterans. they say they were sexually assaulted while on active duty and they say military simply turned a blind eye to it all. the 20 suing defense secretary leon panetta as well as the secretaries of the u.s. army and navy. the suit claims all branches failed to protect them from sexual assault while on active duty. following that filing, the vets will be joined by their attorney and congresswoman jackie spear for a press conference. this will be held at the alumni reception center at uc hastings starting at 11:30. >>> the man injured in a controversial officer-involved shooting in san francisco will be arraigned today on charges of assaulting a police officer. police say they shot 22-year-old oliver barcenas when he pulled a pistol from his waist band and turned towards an officer last thursday. the shooting sparked a variety of
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
administration but is urging congress to do away with the defense of marriage act which bars the government with giving federal benefits to married same-sex couples. >>> young undocumented immigrants will soon be eligible to get a driver' license in california. a new law signed by governor jerry brown allows immigrants to apply f a license if they qualify for the new federal work permit program. they must be 30 years or younger and must have come to the united states before they were 16. the new law takes effect january 1st. >>> another new law will now require parents who choose not to have their children immunized sign a form indicating they understand the risks and benefits of vaccines. the goal is to ensure parents are educated on the purpose of vaccines so they can make fully informed decisions on whether to opt out. that new law takes effect in january of 2014. >>> the time is 5:20. coming up, you might want to grab those reusable bags. the plastic bag ban is expanding in another city today. >>> plus former governor arnold schwarzenegger releases his tell-all autobiography
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
functions as a single family home. one family lives here. firefighters had to go in a defensive mode and fight the flames from the outside of the building. they used water and houses and ladder trucks here. there was also concern about this spread to other buildings. that meant neighbors had to evacuate. >> fire was threatening adjacent structures to the rear and the side of the building. we also had a rescue in which berkeley police officers helped remove a woman who was in a wheelchair. there were four other occupants able to get out of the building. >> reporter: he said the fire, the policeman who helped that woman in the wheelchair get out, he considers them heroes. everyone okay. no injuries to report. the red cross is helping the five people who live in the home, they're at a nearby hotel. building inspectors should be here by day break to check the duplex. they're concerned because essentially the rear of this home is gone and they may have to excavate, get some of the debris out of the way, and they're really concerned about the structural integrity. they say they will prefer to
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
defensive back michael huff jokingly remarked that he liked the replacement refs. the team has certainly had its share of penalties but with the replacement. >> referee: they're averaging 4.7 penalties and 33 yards in four games. they say no one wants to be on the receiving end of a bad call. >> i don't think so in the long run. i think that, you know, games end to be what they should be with the exception of a couple or few calls that are pretty bad. everybody can recognize that it should have went the other way. but for raiders and niners, i know raiders have a lot more -- they're more aggressive. >> reporter: now, the real refs expected to be back tonight, cleveland at baltimore game. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> yes, indeed, the world is right again. >> you know it's bad when even i can see the play. >> she figured it out. >> yep, pretty fast. >>> we want to check in with meteorologist christina loren. she is our expert when it comes to the forecast. >> you can't see me, i'm deep in the fog this morning. 5:08. hey, we could use more referees like you,
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
against the secretary of defense and other high-ranking military members. >>> and a major milestone today in the effort to bring b.a.r.t. to san jose. >>> and right now a live look. a nice way to get your friday started. this is san francisco, the moon, the flag, got the clouds, you've got it all. it's friday, september 28th. this is "today in the bay." >>> it always feels so very good to say friday. good morning, everybody. it's now almost 4:31. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's first check the forecast and say good friday morning to meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you, jon and laura. we've got a really good-looking day shaping up. it's going to be cooler than yesterday but we are still setting in for that heat wave we'll still be talking about on monday and tuesday of next week. i'm talking about the hottest weather of the year so far in parts of the bay area, so i will detail, yeah, just how hot it's going to be. i'm talking about three days out of your seven revealing triple-digit heat. we'll tell you when it arrives, when the heat breaks an
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
liability problems so doctors have to practice defensive medicine. let's make sure that 18% of the cost of health care which goes into paperwork, we require insurance companies to have only one form in medicare. 1% of the population uses 20% of the cost. let's make sure they're taken care of and be able to have managed care. we could change this, we could make health care affordable and accessible and obamacare doesn't to that. >> representative baldwin? >> you know, the last thing we need moving forward is to have tommy thompson and others rip up the affordable care act, throw it out and have more years of partisan bickering over this. it is high time that we pull together across the party aisle and put this into full effect and make it work for america and wisconsinites. the effect of tommy thompson ripping up this health care law is very concerning to so many who have already benefited and people who know they will. young people are now on their parents' health insurance up to age 26. i was in a classroom at u.w. oshkosh the other tai and i asked students to raise their hands if they we
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
york will hear arguments about whether the country's defense of marriage act should be struck down. the court will decide if the federal law unfairly treats same-sex couples who are legally married under the laws of their own state. a ruling is not expected for months. >>> one of the actresses who appeared in that anti-islamic film, the one that was very, very devastating across the middle east, has now sued youtube in a south bay court. >> in fact scott mcgrew joins us. scott, she wants that video taken down. >> that's right, good morning. that's the gist of the suit. we've been talking with the lawyer in the case, laura. she thinks they'll get action from federal court in san jose quite quickly. the video, which we have not shown and aren't going to show on tv, caused a huge uproar across the islamic world for its disrespect of the prophet muhammad. youtube took it down in many countries, citing local law, but left it up in america. actress cindy garcia says she was tricked into appearing in the movie. here's where it gets interesting. she's claiming she owns the copyright on the
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
the sun and traveling around the world, so natural advantage has become her best defense against the visible signs of aging. >> i take my time very seriously, and it takes a lot for me to be able to take a product with me on the road and have time to use it and make time to use it, but with natural advantage, i want to use it. in the morning, i want to wake up and put it on because i know that i see results from it, and that's what keeps you going back each morning and every night before you go to bed. i love natural advantage, and i love what it's done for my skin. >> seymour: and when something works, you share it, so i invited a group of natural advantage users to join me for a day of beauty and skincare and to talk about natural advantage. the thing is that i-- i was asked to do a lot of different products by a lot of different companies, and a lot of them were really, really high-end, and some of them are very famous, and--i won't give you the names of them-- but, you know, the minimum price of one tube is $150-plus. and i could've gone that route, but when i tried this, thi
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
entitlements cut domestic spending, defense, but also to raise taxes? you need to do all those things, do you feel? >> we need to do whatever it takes to solve this problem, and that probably takes all of these things. overall, you have to deal with this whole problem, and is once you have cancer, just living in denial, which is the best way to describe how we are living now, it gets worse, and that is happening every day. if you look at these charts that we have distributed over the country, and people going from city to city, talking directly, and i can hear in my home town they will be talking in the next few days, directly to the people, and we need to get the american people alive and alert, because the typical person running for office is gone to do what ever it takes to get their vote. i do not think he has any sense at all that they want this fixed. if we have that at the grass- roots level, he would have these people with different personalities, being reborn, and they would be out on the campaign trail. >> both parties are responsible for our current problems. >> yes. >> governm
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of weeks, we will be hosted by department of defense at air force base. the thought here as to get out and see what is happening across aerospace, whether it's education or whether it's a different facets of aviation as we talk about these issues. it is engaged and committed and would certainly remiss if i didn't bank our set chair over the course of the past two years, tom hendrix who has since moved on and also steve brown for their tremendous work and literally hundreds of volunteers working on workgroups and task groups as early as with margaret chan and i'd like to also thank andy stabile of with his help over the years. not just as members are engaged in our work, we've been very pleased with the knowledge and level of engagement with administrator michael huerta, first as official while serving as a deputy administrator, michael has become even more, not less active in our work since been elevated to the role of acting administrator. the disinterest of working closely with the aviation community, i am confident in our ability to overcome barriers to implementing nextgen. you
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Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
defense protections and work- force training. for tickets, industry and government have worked together to protect the physical security of critical assets that reside in private hands. airports and seaports to national broadcast systems and nuclear power plants. there is no reason why we cannot work together in the same way to protect the cyber 62 systems of our core critical infrastructure upon which so much of our economic well-being, national security, and the lives depend. in the current landscape, we execute cybersecurity missions under an amalgam of existing statutory and executive authorities that need to be updated, clarified, and streamlined. the plain fact is we must address cyber security now, not years from now, and dhs is committed to working with all affected parties to move forward quickly on this issue. in the meantime we are moving forward on building our own world-class cybersecurity team and a strong dependable work force pipeline for the future. where making investments in the cyber workforce to growing our national division by more than 600% over the last
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> reporter: the defense of marriage act signed by president bill clinton is also facing numerous challenges. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits action even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the docket as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. frances coe, nbc news. >>> a little more than a month away from decision 2012 and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the presiden
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Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
forward and made the sacrifices for us. my concern when it comes to defense is we're headed to a fiscal cliff. we're looking at sequestration. we're looking at $500 billion in cuts to the department of defense. with sequestration, if that happens, that is another $500 billion. we're looking at the smallest army since 1950, the smallest air force ever. that cannot happen. we need to make a commitment to our military. when you have the director of the department of defense, the secretary, saying this is a bullet to the head, this is devastating, he will take whatever he can get. we're at a fiscal cliff, and these cuts to our defense are at the forefront of it. >> your balanced budget amendment will take the sequester and multiply it by at least seven. the cuts that would be imposed -- hearing slogans in support of the veterans, but the amendment will not support it. neither presidential candidate -- 80% have never served in the military, and when it comes to the time when they come home, it matters. >> i thank you for your service to our country. but i believe everyone would make a sound
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